“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”
Remembering Ed Hookstratten, a founder of the Lott IMPACT Trophy
- Updated: January 26, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS–Legendary lawyer Ed Hookstratten, an original member of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and one of the founders of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, passed away Wednesday at the age of 83.
One of the most powerful figures in the world of entertainment and sports, he represented a pantheon of superstars from Elvis Presley to Johnny Carson to Vin Scully. He represented four members of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation — Pat Haden, John Robinson, Marcus Allen and Dick Enberg — as well as former keynote speaker at the annual Lott IMPACT Banquet Merlin Olsen. “Ed Hookstratten was a lion in our world, a key figure in the formation of our award and a dear, dear, friend,” said John Hamilton, the Chairman of the Board of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. “His vision and support will be greatly missed and we at the Lott Trophy send our sincere sympathies to his family.”
A USC graduate, the Hook — as he was known by all — served several years as the general counsel for the Los Angeles Rams and was a key figure in many Los Angeles broadcasters’ careers including Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel and Tom Snyder.